In the papers

Doctor’s treatment ‘appalling’, mother tells court > When he put to Ms McGillin that the final decision on the medication was hers, she said: “Someone has to take responsibility for what happened to my daughter”. >> Independent

Surgeon with HIV seeking damages > Among claims in the case is that absence of mandatory screening of hospital patients for HIV exposed the surgeon to a risk of harm. >> Irish Times

Oscar the cat predicts 50 deaths in nursing home > Dr Dosa suggests that Oscar is able to detect chemical changes that accompany death >>Independent

Brain-injured patient’s thoughts ‘read’ by scanner > Dr Adrian Owen, assistant director of the Medical Research Council’s cognition and brain sciences unit at ­Cambridge University, believed that the patients who responded in the study were probably “perfectly consciously aware”, although he knew others would disagree >>Guardian


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